10 November 1864: “Gen Sherman says it will be the grandest move of the war.”

Item Description: Letter dated 10 November 1964, written by Joseph S. Reynolds. He was an officer of the 64th Illinois Infantry Regiment and the Yates Sharpshooters, taking part in 17 battles, including Sherman’s March to the Sea. In this letter, Reynolds writes about Sherman’s March to the Sea.


Item Citation: Folder 5, Joseph S. Reynolds, #5060-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Near Marietta Ga

Nov 10/64

Brother Charles,

I have time but for a word. We have just got the Reg Clother all paid and we start again tomorrow for a long march. Gen Sherman says it will be the grandest move of the war. I have command of the old 64th Ills and will during the trip. I am well and feel tip top at the head of so noble a Regiment. Col Manning goes north today


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